Workers battling to remove stricken boat blocking canal near Devizes

This Is Wiltshire: The Lady Victoria yesterday The Lady Victoria yesterday

Work has begun to rescue the sunken narrowboat from the Kennet and Avon Canal near Devizes.


The boat, the Lady Victoria, sank while negotiating Lock 22 at Lower Foxhangers on Wednesday night.


Staff from the Canal and River Trust have started putting a dam in the lock and will then empty it of water.


Workers will then get on to the boat and pump out the water. They hope this will result in the boat floating back to the top and be able to manoeuvre it out of the lock.


If the pumping operation is unsuccessful the boat will be lifted out by crane.
The Caen Hill flight of locks, between 22 and 44, are closed to boat traffic.

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12:35pm Fri 5 Oct 12

MrBstard says...

Whoops.
Whoops. MrBstard
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12:56pm Fri 5 Oct 12

aturner289 says...

what a mistaka to maka
what a mistaka to maka aturner289
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3:13pm Fri 5 Oct 12

WhatDoIPayMyCouncilTaxFor? says...

Male driver????
Male driver???? WhatDoIPayMyCouncilTaxFor?
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5:03pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Grumpy of Calne. says...

They say experienced! Oops.
They say experienced! Oops. Grumpy of Calne.
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7:04pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Blackmalkin says...

Caught on the lock sill, presumably. Easy mistake to make.
Caught on the lock sill, presumably. Easy mistake to make. Blackmalkin
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9:32pm Fri 5 Oct 12

Grumpy of Calne. says...

Blackmalkin wrote:
Caught on the lock sill, presumably. Easy mistake to make.
Costly mistake!
[quote][p][bold]Blackmalkin[/bold] wrote: Caught on the lock sill, presumably. Easy mistake to make.[/p][/quote]Costly mistake! Grumpy of Calne.
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8:12am Sat 6 Oct 12

Laptop_Larry says...

Blackmalkin wrote:
Caught on the lock sill, presumably. Easy mistake to make.
This boat was going uphill so didn't get caught on the cill. However, it has been cleared now.
[quote][p][bold]Blackmalkin[/bold] wrote: Caught on the lock sill, presumably. Easy mistake to make.[/p][/quote]This boat was going uphill so didn't get caught on the cill. However, it has been cleared now. Laptop_Larry
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9:13am Sat 6 Oct 12

Marrytime says...

Laptop_Larry wrote:
Blackmalkin wrote:
Caught on the lock sill, presumably. Easy mistake to make.
This boat was going uphill so didn't get caught on the cill. However, it has been cleared now.
Easy mistake to make, presuming things, eh Blackmalkin?
[quote][p][bold]Laptop_Larry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blackmalkin[/bold] wrote: Caught on the lock sill, presumably. Easy mistake to make.[/p][/quote]This boat was going uphill so didn't get caught on the cill. However, it has been cleared now.[/p][/quote]Easy mistake to make, presuming things, eh Blackmalkin? Marrytime
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9:34am Sat 6 Oct 12

Hmmmf says...

Marrytime wrote:
Laptop_Larry wrote:
Blackmalkin wrote:
Caught on the lock sill, presumably. Easy mistake to make.
This boat was going uphill so didn't get caught on the cill. However, it has been cleared now.
Easy mistake to make, presuming things, eh Blackmalkin?
Presumably that's why Blackmalkin used the word "presumably" in the very first sentence of his post. Presume - suppose - assume - guess - conjecture - imagine - surmise... Mind you, I'm only presuming that that Blackmalkin knew what the word meant when he elected to use it. In the absence of any facts concerning the sinking in the article, presumption on the part of the reader seems perfectly reasonable. In fact, poor journalism makes presumption necessary, the mistake being on the part of the journalist who forgot the "Why".
[quote][p][bold]Marrytime[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Laptop_Larry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blackmalkin[/bold] wrote: Caught on the lock sill, presumably. Easy mistake to make.[/p][/quote]This boat was going uphill so didn't get caught on the cill. However, it has been cleared now.[/p][/quote]Easy mistake to make, presuming things, eh Blackmalkin?[/p][/quote]Presumably that's why Blackmalkin used the word "presumably" in the very first sentence of his post. Presume - suppose - assume - guess - conjecture - imagine - surmise... Mind you, I'm only presuming that that Blackmalkin knew what the word meant when he elected to use it. In the absence of any facts concerning the sinking in the article, presumption on the part of the reader seems perfectly reasonable. In fact, poor journalism makes presumption necessary, the mistake being on the part of the journalist who forgot the "Why". Hmmmf
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1:36pm Sat 6 Oct 12

Marrytime says...

Hmmmf you are right ; I concede.

Poor journalism yes, but at least honest unlike some national papers who presume rather a lot.
Hmmmf you are right ; I concede. Poor journalism yes, but at least honest unlike some national papers who presume rather a lot. Marrytime
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3:54pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Phorever says...

So, how did it sink?
So, how did it sink? Phorever
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6:48pm Sun 7 Oct 12

Bottom Of The Barrel says...

Phorever wrote:
So, how did it sink?
Presumably, it filled with water.
[quote][p][bold]Phorever[/bold] wrote: So, how did it sink?[/p][/quote]Presumably, it filled with water. Bottom Of The Barrel
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7:31pm Sun 7 Oct 12

itsamess3 says...

Good presumption.
Good presumption. itsamess3
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7:33pm Sun 7 Oct 12

notscot says...

Bottom Of The Barrel wrote:
Phorever wrote:
So, how did it sink?
Presumably, it filled with water.
Now THAT is funny. Cheers!
[quote][p][bold]Bottom Of The Barrel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phorever[/bold] wrote: So, how did it sink?[/p][/quote]Presumably, it filled with water.[/p][/quote]Now THAT is funny. Cheers! notscot
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11:49am Tue 9 Oct 12

Redevo says...

notscot wrote:
Bottom Of The Barrel wrote:
Phorever wrote: So, how did it sink?
Presumably, it filled with water.
Now THAT is funny. Cheers!
Sherlock Holmes is alive and well in Wiltshire!!!.... but that comment made I chuckle :)
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bottom Of The Barrel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phorever[/bold] wrote: So, how did it sink?[/p][/quote]Presumably, it filled with water.[/p][/quote]Now THAT is funny. Cheers![/p][/quote]Sherlock Holmes is alive and well in Wiltshire!!!.... but that comment made I chuckle :) Redevo
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8:20pm Tue 9 Oct 12

itsamess3 says...

Cruising down the river on a sunny afternoon--until one sinks it seems.
Cruising down the river on a sunny afternoon--until one sinks it seems. itsamess3
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3:14pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Phorever says...

Bottom Of The Barrel wrote:
Phorever wrote:
So, how did it sink?
Presumably, it filled with water.
:D
[quote][p][bold]Bottom Of The Barrel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phorever[/bold] wrote: So, how did it sink?[/p][/quote]Presumably, it filled with water.[/p][/quote]:D Phorever
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